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Selected Outputs

CPRU and SCIE have joined together to produce a range of materials to support partnership working in child protection. Cross-cutting lead for social care, Amanda Edwards, coordinated the project that focused specifically on liaison between acute paediatric and child protection services.

Further information

Research Themes

The CPRU has five main research themes.

The Healthy Child

Principal Investigator: Catherine Law

Work within the theme encompasses how all children’s health can be promoted and protected and how policy can enable all families to thrive. We focus on factors which are amenable to policy change and on the early years, and pay particular attention to how to address health inequalities.


Healthcare Provision

Principal Investigator : Ruth Gilbert

This theme covers access to services, especially for children with chronic illness or disability, and the management of critical interfaces (between health and social care) to improve outcomes. We consider preventive health, especially injury prevention and interventions for vulnerable, maltreated, and looked-after children.


Mental Health

Principal Investigator: Miranda Wolpert

The mental health needs of children, young people and families are a key policy concern. We focus on bettering our understanding of child development and learning in the early environment, improving transition to parenthood, promoting parenting practices and education of parents and improving well-being of ill and disabled children.


Adolescent Health

Principal Investigator: Russell Viner

Investing in adolescent health is important for young people in the here and now as well as being key to preventing future health burdens and preserving the investments made in child health. Generic interventions outside “health” (e.g. within schools) that both address risky behaviours and promote wider health (diet, activity) are a particular focus.


Long Term Conditions

Principal Investigator: Terence Stephenson

A research theme on long term conditions in childhood was set up in January 2013 to explore a range of areas including:

  • The variability in diabetes outcomes for England and Wales
  • The local management of 'did not attends' for long term condition appointments in relation to safeguarding responsibilities

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